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Harems Accepted in the West

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in response to reader comment: Bigamy itself is not illegal in New York

Submitted by ravi (India), Jan 7, 2011 at 00:01

the act of marrying is prohibited, but the state of being married to two people is not (legally the second marriage is a nullity). I represented someone charged with bigamy years ago. The charges were dismissed because the act of marriage was more than five years prior to the commencement of the prosecution, and thus the prosecution was barred by the statute of limitations (the case was merely re-marriage without divorce, not a man living with two wives

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